The Virginia Special Olympics Area 14 (SOLC) serves Loudoun County, Virginia. We are a 501c3 organization that supports athletes with intellectual disabilities who are at least 8 years old. We strive to implement the vision of the national level Special Olympics organization:
To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Special Olympics Loudoun would not exist today – and could not have been created without the time, energy, and dedication of volunteers over the years. Volunteers are the backbone of this organization; so on behalf of the athletes we serve, thank you for your interest and commitment to our mission.
More than 1.5 million individuals around the globe dedicate one of the most precious gifts to Special Olympics – their time.
What does a volunteer do? The sky’s the limit! Volunteers can assist at the events, coach athletes, help with fundraising, coordinate events, give office support, serve on committees and so much more! For more specific descriptions of opportunities, contact Caitlin Marcotte at (703) 777-0438.
The Winter 2013 – 2014 Season is about to get underway! We will be offering Basketball and Bowling.
First of all, thank you so much for your support of the 2013 Dulles Day Festival & Plane Pull. Because of YOU we were able to raise needed funds for our athletes this year.
Now speaking of water….. Since you were BRAVE enough to take on a FedEx 757, we thought that you might be BRRRRRRRAVE enough to take on the Potomac River….. in FEBRUARY! If pull planes are still your focus, maybe one of your colleagues, friends or family members might be interested.
Over the past 12 years, the Tim’s Rivershore Polar Plunge has grown to become so much more than a chilly dip into the Potomac for a good cause. So in 2014, we’re inviting our closest supporters from the Plane Pull to take advantage of another, different, Team Building adventure. Where else can you attend a February beach party with great good and music, participate in a costume contest, and take an icy dip into the Potomac all in just one day?!
We promise; there is not bait and switch. Participating in the Tim’s Rivershore Polar Plunge is another amazing Team Building adventure that doesn’t need to cost you a dime, but the rewards are priceless! There just needs to be $100 attributed to each team member. That money can come from your business, family, friends, yourself, or even a fundraiser you host such as a bake sale or dress down day.
In 2014 we are making it easier than ever to participate. We’ve attached a booklet to help you “fish” for some ideas on how to make the Tim’s Rivershore Polar Plunge a great addition to your 2014 calendar.
If you’d like additional guidance on how you can use this annual community event to help raise team spirits while raising funds for Special Olympics Virginia, please feel free to contact me at any time.
For more information on the Tim’s Rivershore Polar Plunge, please check out the event website: http://polarplunge.com/View/Page/Tims_Rivershore_Polar_Plunge
With Warmest (you’ll need it in February!) Regards,
Ellen E. F. Head (SOVA Dir. of Dev.)